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UCEN Manchester

Events Management

UCAS Code: N820

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


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64

In a relevant level 3 qualification required

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Event management

Do you want to develop the knowledge and skills to be part of the vibrant events industry that is worth around £40 billion annually? This Foundation Degree will put you on the right path.

You can enjoy the advantages of studying within the thriving Events industry within Greater Manchester, investigating the dynamic and innovative area of live events, an industry that supports a diverse range of businesses and associations.

Exploring both strategic and operational aspects of the industry, you will cover a range of subjects that will equip you with the skills and attributes needed for working in the industry. Taking on the role of events manager, students on the programme develop the knowledge needed to plan, manage and execute all types of indoor and outdoor events - from conferences and exhibitions to festivals and sporting events.

Your experience is enhanced by industry relevant lectures, visits from guest speakers and industry visits. Undertaking work experience in a relevant environment is an integral part of this course, enabling you to expand your knowledge of the industry and develop transferable practical skills in a real-life environment.

Opportunities to work on live projects within the events industry are also embedded throughout the course. Previous students have worked on events with a range of organisations including The Annual Hotel Conference, The Hilton Deansgate Hotel and The Kamla Foundation.

Manchester boasts a wealth of opportunities, not only for learning and career development, but also hosts an impressive range of events and has exciting attractions, shopping and nightlife to enhance your student experience, start yours here with us!

The aims of the FDA Event Management foundation degree are to:

• Examine, appreciate and evaluate the academic nature of the subject.
• Examine, evaluate and simulate the vocational dimension of the subject with a view to maximising employability.
• Analyse and evaluate the environmental context of the event industry in particular its need for responsible and sustainable management.
• Develop the relevant and industry specific key skills needed to manage events in a range of contexts that include leisure, tourism and sport
• Explore the nature of the research process in an academic and industrial context and develop the business skills and knowledge needed for event management.

Modules

YOU’LL STUDY THE FOLLOWING UNITS:
• Exploring the events industry
• Introduction to marketing
• Designing creative events
• Events production
• Legal issues in event planning
• Introduction to finance
• Special events & festivals
• Business tourism events
• Live events management
• Research methods
• Management practices for industry
• Digital Events Operations Management

Assessment methods

Completing project-based briefs, you will be assessed in a number of different ways on this degree, focusing on both practical sessions and theoretical work. These methods will include:

• Reports
• Learning journals
• Presentations
• Essays
• Peer assessments
• Portfolios
• Exams.

You will be required to complete study hours within college and self-directed study.

You will also be expected to develop your skills in work based roles and will need to complete work experience throughout level 4 and level 5.

The Uni


Course location:

Fielden Campus

Department:

Hospitality and catering (SRI)

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